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Welcome to Fitter Radio.

Hosted by Coaches Bevan McKinnon & Tim Brazier, Fitter Radio brings together their shared passion and knowledge of triathlon, running, nutrition and basically all things endurance!  Listen to the latest research, interviews with pro athletes and leading experts to help you improve your sports performance and your health.

May 23, 2023

We welcome back Dr Kate Baldwin from Endurance Movement to discuss the importance of strength training for triathletes. We explore the differences between strength training for each discipline in isolation and how it can be used to improve performance in endurance events.

We discuss the importance of the stretch shortening cycle in running and how muscles absorb and break down energy to propel forward. We then look into the specifics of strength training for swimming, cycling and running, emphasizing the importance of the rotator cuff muscles in swimming and the need for tendon stiffness in cycling to transfer power.

Kate also shares her expertise on how strengthening the upper body can have a positive effect on running, cycling and swimming performance even if the legs are fatigued. We examine how to prevent a common rotator cuff injury in swimmers, how to open up the shoulders and how to tie exercise into mobility.

Finally, we discuss how a strength training program can be tailored according to the triathlete's strengths and weaknesses and how this can ultimately lead to better performance in all three disciplines.

Don't miss out on this valuable conversation filled with practical tips and advice for triathletes looking to up their game!

LINKS:

Dr Kate Baldwin at https://endurancemovement.com/

Endurance Movement Blogs at https://endurancemovement.com/blog